HMS Worcester (launched as Frederick William, 1860)
HMS Worcester (launched as Frederick William, 1860)

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NameWorcester (launched as Frederick William, 1860)Explanation
TypeFirst rate TypeTwo-decker
Launched24 March 1860 Converted to screwon the stocks
HullWooden Length214 feet
PropulsionScrew Men830
Builders measure3241 tons   
Displacement4725 tons   
Fate1953 Last in commission1868
Ships book   
18 January 1860= Frederick William (laid down as Royal Frederick).
24 March 1860Launched at Portsmouth Dockyard
1 July 1864Commanded by Captain Edward Codd, Coast Guard, Portland (replacing Colossus)
7 March 1865
- 31 January 1866
Commanded by Captain Edmund Heathcote, Coast Guard, Queenstown
31 January 1866
- 31 August 1868
Commanded by Captain John James Kennedy, Coast Guard, Queenstown
19 October 1876Renamed Worcester, training ship for officers for the merchant service, Greenhithe, Kent (lent to Thames Nautical Training College), replacing 4th rate sailing ship Worcester (1843-1885)
1940HQ of Greenhithe section of the London Auxiliary patrol
1945Restored to the Admiralty and moved to Greys, Essex (where she was replaced as a training ship by Exmouth, 1905)
1948Sold to Frary Industries, of Queenborough, Kent, for breaking up
30 August 1948Foundered
May 1953Raised and broken up by Tennant and Horne, Grays
Extracts from the Times newspaper
Sa 8 December 1849

Portsmouth, Dec. 6.

In Port and Fitting

In the Harbour. - The Victory and Illustrious flag-ships, the Excellent gunnery ship; the Blenheim steam-guard-ship; the Eurydice, stripping to pay off; the Contest, fitting out; the Rolla apprentices' brig, laying up for the winter; the Fairy and Elfin, and Portsmouth yachts; the Flamer packet from Holyhead, and the Echo tug.
In Dock. - The Britannia, 120; the Dauntless, 24; the Fantome, 16; the Lily, 16; the Fox, 42; the Devastation, and the Birkenhead steam frigates.
In the Basin. - The Princess Charlotte, 104; the Actaeon, 26; and the Sprightly and the Bee steam-vessels.
In the Steam Basin, - The Ajax, 60; the Penelope, 22; the Sidon, 26; the Victoria and Albert royal yacht; the Urgent , the Pike, the Asp, and the Blazer.
Building. - The Royal Frederick, 120 [subsequently cancelled and later completed as Frederick William]; the Prince of Wales, 120; the Princess Royal, 90; the Argus, and the Furious steam sloops.

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